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    Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Wisconsin Republicans Will Run Fake Democrats in Recall Elections to Force Primaries, Buy Time

    The ugly side of partisan politics rears its ugly head again.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If their ideas are so superior to Democrats, why do they need to deceive to win? Why are they purposely thwarting the democratic process?

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yes I heard that. Democrats are way too nice. But the great thing is that they have already been "outed"

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    I'm confused...why would the senate leader openly say "hey, we're gonna screw with everybody"?
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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm confused...why would the senate leader openly say "hey, we're gonna screw with everybody"?
    It's counter-intuitive, isn' it?

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    It's counter-intuitive, isn' it?
    It doesn't make any sense, that's for sure. I don't put shady tactics above any politician, but it is absolutely illogical to explain your shady behavior right before you're going into a primary election/general election. Something ain't right.
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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    I'm a DINO, pick me, pick me!
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    It doesn't make any sense, that's for sure. I don't put shady tactics above any politician, but it is absolutely illogical to explain your shady behavior right before you're going into a primary election/general election. Something ain't right.
    The Wisconsin paper uses two sources, the senate president and another senate Republican.
    Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) said she learned of the primary plan last week and was told Monday it would be implemented in all six Senate districts. She declined to say what she thought of it.

    "I'm staying out of that," she said. "I'm not getting involved in the diversions of the recalls."

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    New York Times: Democrats Backing Fake Tea Party Candidates
    It's wrong no matter what side it comes from. They succeeded here and Ryan's plan got blamed for the loss in the media. If Davis hadn't been in the race, the republican would have won.
    Fake tea party candidate seeks to split republican vote in NY | Can I Just Finish My Waffle?
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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    From the link in the article the OP links to...
    Republicans are being recruited to run as Democrats in all six races so the general elections would be pushed back a month. That will give Republicans a crucial extra month to campaign, said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

    Fitzgerald said all six Republicans facing recalls knew about the plan. That differs from statements by Republican Sens. Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac and Luther Olsen of Ripon that they were not informed of it. Jennifer Harrington, the campaign manager for Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse), has said she did not know of the plan.

    "All of them were aware that this was taking place," Fitzgerald said. "Some were questioning the angles on it."

    He said it was discussed at the state Republican convention in Wisconsin Dells in May.

    After Fitzgerald made his comments, Olsen continued to insist he had no knowledge of the plan. Asked if he was sure he didn't know about it, he said: "Unless I wasn't paying attention, but I'm sure I was paying attention."

    Hopper couldn't be reached Tuesday, but on Sunday he said he knew nothing about it. "My campaign and myself don't know anything about this," he said then.
    Mixed signals it seems. If this is true, it's stupid and unethical... just like it was when the Democrats tried it...

    The Left’s Hypocrisy On ‘Fake Candidates’ In Wisconsin - Big Government
    Last summer, a candidate named Andrew Wisniewski ran as a Republican in Assembly District 25 against conservative Independent Bob Ziegelbaur. Ziegelbaur, a Democrat assemblyman since 1992, defected from the party in the summer of 2010 because he felt “they became more enthusiastic about big government and big tax increases and farther away from pro-life issues.”

    But instead of running an honest campaign against Ziegelbauer, AFSCME union organizer Jason Sidener recruited Andrew Wisniewski to run as a Republican in an attempt to siphon votes away from Ziegelbauer in the conservative district. Wisniewski initially did not receive enough valid signatures to get on the ballot, but a GAB error revealed he had enough signatures to be placed on the ballot despite objections by the Republican Party.

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “expose” on the Republican “plot” makes no mention of last summer’s candidacy of Andrew Wisniewski. The truth of the matter is both parties have attempted to run fake candidates in “trojan horse” plots to disrupt their opposition.

    Once again, the “righteous indignation” of the Left rings a bit hollow.

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